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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

A New Gene Interaction in the Endosperm of Maize1


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  1. Vol. 48 No. 4, p. 170-172
    Received: Dec 16, 1955

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  1. H. H. Kramer,
  2. Roy L. Whistler and
  3. E. G. Anderson2



A gene with slight morphological effects in normal dent endosperm, which increases amylose content to about 60% without increasing water-soluble polysaccharides, is described. It is inherited as a simple recessive. The symbol ha (high amylose) is proposed, and it is shown that chromosome 5 carries the ha locus.

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